i thought i would be better

Yep. I thought I would be better at this-- this being blogging, or rather being consistent with blogging. I still have high hopes though, when finals are over. But then it will be Christmas break and who wants to be at a computer if you don't have to be [at least when you're a college student!]
I only have one more class period. I still have a couple meetings with professors to turn in portfolio type things, a take home final, and one in class final...but after tomorrow no more lectures!! That is a little weird to me. I honestly feel like I just came to Northwestern, a little bundle of possibility! HA! [you know..."I am a promise, a possibility-- a great big bundle of [pause for effect] potentiality"... an old church kids song]
High school graduation [clean teeth!]-- check out my biceps in this picture--I sometimes miss those guys!
Anyway, I remember the mad rush for room keys on move in day and meeting my [then] blonde roommate [now brunette with a hint of red]. At the time I didn't think I was enjoying living with her, but it ends up she really showed me a lot of respect and in turn I have nothing but good memories. I remember my freshman year thinking that I had SO much work to do, and yet was somehow able to squeeze in a movie or two or at least a few episodes of friends [and i'll admit that I still squeeze in the Friends but rarely have time for a movie!]. I remember thinking "I have how many finals weeks ahead of me?"
[for you visual learners out there, here is a picture of me my freshman year--i'm back left:]

Last Sunday evening my roommates Renae and Amy and myself [who all lived on the same wing freshman year], decided to have a get together for everyone who was once on that wing with us as Freshman [surprisingly there are still 15 or so of us o n campus!] It was super fun and about 11 or 12 people came and ate cookies and listened to Christmas music and reminisced about our freshman year. One girl, Raeann, even wore a Santa costume for old times sake [she did this our freshman year once] It was fun to get together but a little sad realizing we'll all be parting ways shortly. Whether we've remained friends or grown apart over the past four years, it will be sad to see that group of women disperse. That year was so formative for all of us and for a short period of time we allowed each other to laugh and cry with us. It really is a unique thing. Some pictures from the get together:
one last glance for you from the slime fight every year [except one, i don't know what happened to my sophomore year?] red=freshman, blue=junior, yellow=senior

1 comment:

Kali said...

Look at you, getting all nostalgic about graduating...who would have thought? I like the post.